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SECTION CHAIRS

NTOA Section Chairs act as the point of contact for association members seeking advice or information on matters related to a specific discipline. Section Chairs provide recommendations to the NTOA Board of Directors for its consideration/disposition.

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Behavioral Sciences

Dr. LaMaurice Gardner, Oakland CO (MI) SO

Canine

Cpl. Brad Smith (ret), West Covina (CA) PD

Chaplaincy

Rev. Rick Iannucci (ret), U.S. Marshals Service

Corrections

Robert Sorensen, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Crisis Negotiations

Lt. Patrick Doering, Lake St. Louis (MO) PD

Defensive Tactics

Sgt. George Ryan, LAPD

Explosives/ EOD

Officer Tom Lynch (ret), Philadelphia (PA) PD

Firearms

Lt. Jon Bigelow, Orlando (FL) PD

Intelligence/Terrorism

Lt. Dan Colasanto, Garland (TX) PD

Legal

Attorney Eric Daigle, Daigle Law Group

Less Lethal

Lt. Dave Pearson, Fort Collins (CO) PD

Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT

Sgt. Jason Pepper, Elko (NV) PD

Patrol

Officer Chris Periatt (ret), Saint Clair Shores (MI) PD

 

Physical Fitness

Deputy Gregory Amundson, Santa Cruz (CA) Harbor Patrol

Sniper

Sgt. Gar Haugo, Fort Collins (CO) PD

Strategy Development

Cmdr. Charles “Sid” Heal (ret), LA County (CA) SD

Tactical Command

Cmdr. Jeff Selleg, Port of Seattle (WA) PD

Technology

Capt. Mark Pergola, Seminole County (FL) SO

TEMS

Dr. Jason R. Pickett, Austin Travis County EMS

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NTOA Announces New Corrections Section Chair

The NTOA is pleased to welcome Robert Sorensen as chairman of our Corrections section. Sorensen is the Emergency Preparedness Officer with The Federal Bureau of Prisons - USP Canaan and is currently a part-time Task Force Officer in the Scranton RA of the FBI. He has...

Message from the NTOA’s Chaplaincy Section Chair

Message from the NTOA’s Chaplaincy Section Chair To our NTOA family: Since its founding in 1983, the NTOA and its members have weathered many storms together, from the days following 9/11 and the Global War on Terror to this new war on an invisible enemy, a virus that...

NTOA Announces New TEMS Section Chair

The NTOA is pleased to welcome Dr. Jason R. Pickett as chairman of our Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) section. Dr. Pickett is Deputy Medical Director for Austin/Travis County EMS, Austin Fire Department, and Austin Police Department SWAT and directly...